Delaware County jurist to address Brandywine's spring commencement

MEDIA, Pa. — Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Judge Nathaniel C. Nichols will speak at Brandywine’s spring commencement on May 5. Nichols was elected to a 10-year judicial term in 2011 after practicing and teaching law for nearly 40 years.

Nichols began his legal career at Delaware County Legal Assistance, where he became the managing attorney. He also maintained a private practice. He later became an associate professor at Widener University School of Law, where he taught creditor rights, property, and consumer bankruptcy; wrote a number of scholarly articles; and served as the associate dean of students. For 25 years, he supervised law students who appeared before Delaware County courts and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Philadelphia.

Nichols is a past president of the Delaware County Domestic Abuse Project, Delaware County Legal Assistance and the Chester Education Foundation. He also served on the boards of the Delaware County Historical Society, the Delaware County Housing Coalition, and the Delaware County Bar Association. He has received numerous awards for his community service and advocacy.

Nichols earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Howard University and a law degree from Columbia University.